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In August 2011, I started to write a round up of news for iOS developers. As my primary business was iOS development, I was already keeping myself up to date on the week's news and I thought I be a filter of that information to help other iOS developers do the same. I really enjoyed receiving other curated emails and so I decided that email would be my primary method of distribution. I put together a quick sign up web page, sent out a tweet and had 600 signups in 2 days. At that point I was committed to sending out the first issue!

For the first two years of publishing, my weekly process for producing the email was quite manual. I would bookmark potentially interesting content with one tool, use another tool to format the links and commentary into my template, manually upload that to Mailchimp, put together the web version and finally publish it. As I grew, this process got increasingly complex and time consuming.

At this point, we were making money from sponsorships and it was worth spending some development effort on starting to build a publishing platform to make my life a little easier! By February 2014 we had a version of what would become Curated working and I switched over to using it. It saved me so much time each week and it struck us that it could really help others as well. We turned it into Curated and soft launched in August 2014.

This is what Curated is going to help you with, whether you're looking to promote yourself, your company or if you just want to send some links out purely for the fun of it. We've built a tool which takes away all of the manual work leaving you to concentrate on the content.

– Dave Verwer, Founder of Curated & Curator of iOS Dev Weekly

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Issue 2

June 20th 2015

How to collect links for your digest publication and how Apple is betting heavily on human curation with Apple Music and Apple News.

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Issue 1

May 20th 2015

Welcome to Curators! Curated's monthly newsletter covering publishing curated content digests.

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